External Engagement Assistant
Canadian Cancer Society AB/NWT - Calgary, AB

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At the Canadian Cancer Society, we offer you a place where you can use your talents to make a difference – a place where you can help save lives while fulfilling your own. We are the largest health charity in Canada, and we’re the only cancer charity in the country that is fighting back against all 200-plus cancers. We are looking for a temporary full-time External Engagement Assistant in our Calgary office to join us in the fight.


You are excited to assist the External Engagement Department with all aspects of marketing and communications. You are exceptionally organized and gifted in juggling many different priorities on a daily basis while remaining calm and in control at all times. You have an engaging personality and are able to work with people at all levels both internally and externally. You are interested in providing a very high standard of support services to a small team of communicators who manage the strategic and operational communications of the Society. You have a passion for and understanding of marketing and communications including communication planning and implementation, issues management, resource work order assignments, and website updates.


  • Writing/editing/proofing copy (a wide variety of internal and external collateral)
  • Assist team through internal trafficking of projects and administrative support (scheduling, managing deadlines and logistics, calls for orders, etc.)
  • Website and intranet support
  • E-communications marketing support

The successful candidate will have recently received or is currently obtaining a related post-secondary education such as English, Public Relations, Journalism or graphic design and have a minimum two years’ experience or equivalent training and/or work terms. An intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, design applications (Adobe), CMS (WordPress), social media and web based applications is required. You must have a Working knowledge/experience with graphic design and be willing to work evenings and weekends when needed.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides an industry competitive salary. We are also very proud to offer a tobacco-free environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their cover letter and resume including salary expectations in confidence, by May 13, 2014 to:

Nadia Hinds
External Engagement Manager

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. For information on our privacy practices, please visit our website www.cancer.ca.